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Tag: War of the Throne

The nobles, churches and guilds fight, openly or secretly, for mastery of the kingdom. A war of the throne is a fantasy trope that never really gets old as it is one of the most human of all stories, the fight for power.

City Adventures for Fantasy Roleplaying Games

Dark and wicked cities are great settings for fantasy roleplaying game adventures, as you can quickly change between exploration, combat and roleplaying. Continue reading

Fantasy War Roleplaying Game Campaigns

How do you run a fantasy war roleplaying game campaign? How do you avoid getting bogged down in tedious battles with predetermined outcomes and few real choices? Regain focus on the characters and make sure every step of the way provide meaningful action. Continue reading

Write Fantasy Noble Houses

“One must always keep the tools of statecraft sharp and ready. Power and fear – sharp and ready.”

– Frank Herbert, Dune

Struggling noble houses are a fantasy trope, so you want to create a few for your fantasy story. Who wouldn’t?

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The Way of the Sellsword

“Back to the company. Back to business. Back to the parade of years. Back to the annals. Back to fear.”

– Glen Cook, The Black Company (1984)

Mercenaries and mercenary stories are probably the most basic fantasy tales in a world with lots of rain and morally dubious characters. Sellswords are mercenaries – soldiers for hire. The way of the sellsword – a life of war on the road – is a hard one, but offer a high reward for those who survive. Continue reading

Create Fantasy Roleplaying Game Adventures

How do you create a fantasy roleplaying game adventure? It can be daunting, and you need to prepare smart to get the best results. This post shows one way to organize your ideas for excellent results with minimal effort.

I assume the adventure is a one-shot or part of a series of self-contained adventures. Keeping things simple is a great way to start for beginners, or if your group includes busy people with low attendance, and you want everyone to feel welcome.

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